Jeff Lovejoy/ActionCOACH Atlanta (Co-Host)
Jeff joined ActionCOACH Atlanta out of a desire to help owners grow their businesses in pursuit of their dreams and to provide a positive contribution to their community. His goal is to take the seemingly complicated responsibility of running a successful business and making it simple and fun. He helps owners de-mystify sales, marketing, planning, profit growth, leadership, business systems, time management, team building and financial management responsibilities. In working with Jeff, business owners are able to increase the success of their business which increases profits while gaining more “free time”.
Examples of the benefits Jeff has provided local business owners include:
• Doubled annual revenue for a remodeler
• Dramatically improved efficiency of a nonprofit’s Executive. Dir.
• Developed a marketing plan for an IT company
• Implemented recruitment process for a med. spa
• Worked with owner of engineering business to design their sales process
• Adopted formal planning and review for a retailer
• Increased sales performance at recreation company
• Taught CPA how to make better use of his time
Prior to joining ActionCOACH Jeff had built a successful 26 year career in sales, sales management, sales support leadership, marketing and project management. As a Senior Vice President at Bank of America and Wachovia he led initiatives that achieved dramatic results.
• Increased sales teams’ annual results by over 27%, on average, through training and simplifying the sales process
• Played key role in driving division’s sales teams towards consultative selling
• Developed a team that improved the quality of over 900 proposals
• Led initiative to raise the quality of marketing communications
• Received a national award for best practices in sales effectiveness in financial services.
Chris Abbey/Revitalized Structures
Revitalized Structures is the restoration division of Tendon Systems LLC. Revitalized Structures is a specialty contracting firm which provides structural modifications and repairs.
Alan Wolkin – President
The eldest son of Anne and Sol, Alan is currently the president of Colgate. Alan attended Emory University, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). He worked at Colgate throughout college, following in his father’s footsteps. He went on to receive an MBA from Georgia State University before permanently joining the Colgate team.
Dennis Wolkin – National Sales Manager
The grandson of Anne and Sol and the eldest son of Alan Wolkin, Dennis joined the firm after graduating from Indiana University in 1996. He subsequently received his master’s degree from Georgia Tech. In addition to serving as the Secretary, Treasurer, and National Sales Manager of Colgate, positions have included plant manager, production supervisor, as well as loading trucks.
Three generations later, Sol’s Colgate Mattress is still producing some of the highest quality crib mattresses in the world. “After 60 years in the business, we are the unquestionable category patriarch and we take that role very seriously. We don’t sell crib mattresses that our own kids, grand kids and great grand kids haven’t slept on themselves. We believe in American ingenuity, craftsmanship and integrity. To some they are a lost art but to us they are simply a way of life. We choose to operate with integrity and put people before profits because that’s how our family business, does business.
All of our mattresses and pads are proudly made in the USA. Colgate uses only the finest materials available in our products and offers the largest selection of innerspring crib mattresses, foam mattresses and foam mattress pads in the industry. Without exception, you will not find better ingredients for your dollar.”
Colgate has been recognized for producing some of the highest quality crib mattresses in the country. The company has received numerous industry awards and is proud to be among the first members of the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association.
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Chad Adam and Benjamin Walle/Hop in Top
Mark Miller From Chick-Fil-A
Jack Perry, Jr., Host of Legacy Leaders Radio, had a must-listen special guest on Legacy Leaders Radio today with best-selling author Mark Miller. Mark started his career as an hourly team member at Chick-fil-A in 1977, and after many years helping to build the organization, he gradually earned the title Vice President for Organizational Effectiveness.
Mark shares with Jack Perry that “Great Leaders Serve.” He started writing more than a decade ago about leadership, and his first book, The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do, was a big success. His latest book, The Heart of Leadership was released in the fall of 2013, with more than 600,000 books in print.
On today’s show, Mark talks about his family life, his career, and how he learned the important lessons he writes about in his books. For more information about Mark Miller and his books, please visit:www.greatleadersserve.org